IMAA District IV MiniFest

Rocky Mount, NC

June 14, 2003

In spite of a promise of an all day rain, 39 pilots showed up for the District IV
Minifest. It turned out to be a beautiful day for flying, fellowship ( which is what
we are best at ) and eating (we're pretty good at that too). Some really delicious
BBQ chicken was served about 12:30. The Tarheel Flyers really know how
to put on an IMAA event.

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There was good turnout in spite of the fact that the wheather man had promised all week we would have rain for Saturday.
The ECRC troop, featuring warbirds build by Don Webber.

Larry (darn I wish I could remember his last name) with his airplane (darn I wish I could remember what it was called). Someone help me out here!

There were ~55 aircraft to admire.
As you can see, there were plenty of Giant Warbirds.
These beautiful Scale Aerobatic planes were presented by Bernie Ottinger and Nelson Phillips from Kinston.
Nelson Phillips on the left and Josh Bunn on the right.
Bill Hamby of Williamsburg, Va. The plane is a 43%, scratch built Extra 330. Bill will be our District IV IMAA Director beginning in January.
Robert Vess (in red) readies his BVM Bandit for the noon time show.
David Chewning did a great job in the impound area.
The CD for the event was A.B. Gentry (far left). He did a heck of a usual.
This good looking crew came all the way from Williamsburg, Va.
Dick Pettit of R/C Reports fame.
Michael Then and his Dave Patrick Models Ultimate Bipe.
Eddie Hathaway with his Bud Nosen Aronica Champ.
Robbie Wood put on a heck of show with his helicopter during the lunch time break.
Graylin Lucas (left) chats with a couple of spectators.
Getting her ready for a flight.
Masters competitor Elton Fairless (far right) with his Carden 40% Extra. CD A.B. Gentry (left) and Robert Vess (center) look on.